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Man Vomits Blood in ER After Switching Pain Meds - Can You Diagnose?

You encounter a man in his 60's vomiting blood and complaining of epigastric pain. Could it be gastritis? Or a gastric ulcer? Thinking about esophagitis? Use your medical knowledge, look over the full symptom list and patient history, and use VisualDx to confirm your diagnosis.

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ER Doc in Maryland Makes Life-Saving Diagnosis with VisualDx Help

An ER doctor in Maryland uses VisualDx to build a differential for his patient and confirm his diagnosis of Fournier's gangrene, saving his patient's life.

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Soldier in Training Has Fine, Scaly Plaque on his Face - Can You Diagnose?

A soldier in training heads to his doctor with a fine, scaly plaque on his face. Could it be psoriasis? Tinea faciei? Thinking about rosaceaUse your medical knowledge, read the full case study and use VisualDx to confirm your diagnosis.

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GUEST BLOG: You've Got This! - A Former Resident's Take on Surviving Medical School

A doctor newly out of residency reflects on what it took to finish her medical training and offers advice for newly minted medical students to those finishing their residencies.

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Lump Develops on Patient's Wrist - Can You Diagnose?

A man heads to the doctor complaining of a smooth nodule on his wrist that developed over the last couple of months. Could it be an epidermoid cyst? Lipoma? Thinking about a ganglion cystUse your medical knowledge, read the full case study and use VisualDx to confirm your diagnosis.

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What caused a painful purple spot under this woman's fingernail? - Can You Diagnose?

A woman heads to the doctor complaining of a painful purple spot under her fingernail. She doesn't remember injuring her finger. Could it be a subungual hematoma? A glomus tumor? Thinking about a lobular capillary hematomaUse your medical knowledge, read the full case study and use VisualDx to confirm your diagnosis.

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Child Has Episodes of Quickly Losing and Gaining Conciousness in School - Can You Diagnose?

A teacher notices a child who, all of a sudden, would stop working and gaze abnormally, then return to normal as if nothing had happened. Could it be breath-holding spells? ADHD? Thinking about childhood absence epilepsyUse your medical knowledge, read the full case study and use VisualDx to confirm your diagnosis.

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Woman Heads to Urgent Care with Burning Rash on Legs - Can You Diagnose?

A woman vacationing in Connecticut heads to urgent care after a rash appears on her legs.  She swears it's not poison ivy. Could it be allergic contact dermatitis? Or hogweed dermatitis? Thinking about erysipelasUse your medical knowledge, read the full case study and use VisualDx to confirm your diagnosis.

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Health Hazards After a Hurricane

Health hazards after a hurricane include contaminated flood water; disease outbreaks due to tight quarters in evacuation centers or shelters; difficulty accessing medical care and filling prescriptions; mosquito-borne diseases; mold and mildew; water, gas, and electricity shortages; weakened infrastructure; and, finally, mental health effects.

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Girl's Thinning Hair Concerns Mom - Let's Diagnose

One of your patient's mothers is concerned about her daughter's thinning hair. Could she have alopecia areata? Or tinea capitis? Thinking about traction alopecia? Use your medical knowledge, read the full case study and use VisualDx to confirm your diagnosis.

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